Guide to Import and Export

The following provides an overview of the procedures and required documentation needed to undertake imports to, or exports from, Nepal. The outlined procedures define the specific requirements when importing and exporting to or through bordering countries. The guide includes procedures and documentation requirements for:

If you are an importer or exporter, or a traveller entering or leaving Nepal, the following links will help you understand what you need to do in order to import and export goods or merchandise and take advantage of any existing incentives.

•    Click here if you want to know how to export commercial goods from Nepal.

•    Click here if you want to know how to import commercial goods into Nepal.

The import and export of goods is governed by a number of laws and regulations.  These are listed in the legal texts page of this portal. Click here to search and view all the relevant legal documents. 

Export-Import (ExIm) code 

The Incoterms® Rules – International Commercial Terms  

International Commercial Terms (‘Incoterms’) are internationally recognized standard trade terms used in sales contracts. They’re used to make sure buyer and seller know:

  • Who is responsible for the cost of transporting the goods, including insurance, taxes and duties
  • Where the goods should be picked up from and transported to
  • Who is responsible for the goods at each step